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Salads are a super popular dish. They can work equally as well before a meal or as a meal. Salads are fr more than lettuce, tomato and your garden variety vegetables (pun intended). Asian Salads woiuld make a great holiday gift for anyone that enjoys salad as well as those who enjoy entertaining, want to change up their menu or are trying to eat a little healthier. The Cucumber Salad With Yogurt & Garlic Dressing is super simple yet colorful and flavorful, making it ideal for the busy holiday season or any busy weeknight.
- Versatile Asian Dressings
- Marinated and Pickled Salads
- Light and Refreshing Salads
- Seafood Salads
- Salads With Meat And Chicken
- Salads With Fritters, Spring Rolls And Other Fried Snacks
- Stir-Fried Salads And Vegetables
- Author: Maki Watanabe
- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (June 25, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0804851034
- ISBN-13: 978-0804851039
- Purchase on Amazon
Asian Salads shows you how to prepare the amazing variety of delicious Asian vegetables, herbs, and seasonings found in your local supermarket, farmers market, and world food market. It presents 72 recipes that will excite and awaken your palate—and open up new food horizons!
Dozens of fragrant herbs like cilantro, Thai basil, and lemongrass are combined with delicious fresh Asian vegetables like Napa cabbage, spicy kimchi, daikon, and many more!
These healthy recipes are simple and very easy to prepare—based on classic dishes found in Vietnam, Thailand, India, China and Korea. Many of the salads have meat or seafood options, and are perfect as side dishes or as complete and satisfying one-dish meals! Easy step-by-step instructions and photos provide shortcuts and substitutes to save you time.
Delicious salad recipes include:
Marinated Bean Sprouts with Black Vinegar Dressing
Cucumber Salad with Yogurt & Garlic Dressing
Korean White Fish Carpaccio
Crispy Pork with Watercress Salad
Pork, Kimchi and Leek Salad
Multiple homemade salad dressings and vinaigrettes
Simple enough for everyday meals and interesting enough for special occasions, you can’t go wrong with these delicious Asian recipes!
About the Author
Maki Watanabe is recognized for her easy-to-understand recipes and her innovative combinations of ingredients and seasonings. She is active in the natural lifestyle community in a variety of ways, including her collaboration with SHOP to produce original kitchen utensils and clothing, as well as in magazines and books, advertisements, and on television. She has written many books in Japanese, including her two-time “Recipe Book Award” winner, Daily Side Salads.
Here’s a recipe from the cookbook, excerpted with permission from the publisher.
Cucumber Salad with Yogurt & Garlic Dressing (Raita)
Combining the acidity of yogurt with the flavor of grated garlic, this dressing is simple yet so addictive. It goes so well with the cucumber.
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
- 1 small cucumber
- Scant ½ cup (100 ml) plain unsweetened yogurt
- 1 clove garlic, peeled and grated
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Red chili pepper powder, to taste (optional)
1 Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Roughly chop up.
2 Combine the ingredients in A in a bowl, and add the cucumber. Add the olive oil and mix. Transfer to serving bowls, and optionally sprinkle with some red chili powder.
Raita is a standard salad in Indian cuisine. It’s basically a salad made with vegetables or fruit, with a yogurt-based dressing. When eaten as a side dish, it makes spicy dishes such as curries milder. I have used cucumber here, but you can also use onions, tomatoes, beans, or even fruits such as apples or bananas. You can also combine multiple vegetables or fruit for delicious results.